Merrimack Letters

Merrimack Crimeline thanks sponsors of 16th annual golf tournament

To the Editor: The Merrimack Crimeline members would like to thank the sponsors of the golf tournament held on Sept. 10. Corporate sponsors – Brookstone; DTZ, a UGL Co.; Rebecca’s Cafe and Toyota of Nashua. Hole-in-one sponsors – Digital Federal Credit Union and ...

Roller coaster during first week of November

To the Editor: This past week has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Saturday, Nov. 1, we learned that a much loved high school senior died the night before. Sean Moran always had a smile on his face and a cowboy hat on his head. His friends and their parents, myself included, were ...

Thank you from Merrimack Scouts for help with food drive

To the Editor: The Merrimack Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts would like to thank the residents of Merrimack who contributed to the annual Scouting for Food drive on Nov. 8. Your generosity yielded a total of 10,211 food items collected. This annual Boy Scout community service project is intended to ...

Thanks for successful Merrimack Halloween Party

To the Editor: The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank everyone who came out to join us for the 22nd annual Halloween Party at Wasserman Park. Pumpkins were decorated, games were played and happy costume contest winners walked away with bikes or Cinemagic gift cards, ...

Grady has considerable accomplishments

To the Editor: On Nov. 4, I shall have the great pleasure of voting for Brenda Grady on the Merrimack ballot for state representative in Concord. A New Hampshire native, she has lived in Merrimack for 39 years with her husband, John. Brenda has been a member of the Budget Committee and School ...

Stand your ground vote concerns reader

To the Editor: With elections just around the corner, it is time to take a look at which candidate does not stand for your constitutional Rights. This past term, the House of Representatives voted to repeal New Hampshire’s Stand Your Ground Law. This law required you to flee a ...

Questioning Hassan’s fiscal responsibility

To the Editor: Liberal tax and spend Gov. Maggie Hassan is trying to pretend that she is a fiscal conservative, but nothing could be further from the truth. Maggie Hassan proposed the largest budget in New Hampshire’s history using smoke and mirrors such as nonexistent casino money. ...

Save New Hampshire $2 billion

To the Editor: While U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is running away from past support for President Obama, Democrats running for the New Hampshire House from Merrimack might find that more difficult. Half of the candidates running for the eight seats were team leaders or coordinators for Obama for ...

Havenstein is a catalyst for growth

To the Editor: I watched the Oct. 22 NH1 debate between Gov. Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein. The contrast is stark. I know Walt well. During the debate, Maggie’s sarcastic smirk was a negative sign for me. Perhaps that’s why people who work with her have commented on her ...

Notter goes to the ‘well’ for voters

To the Editor: Rep. Jeanine Notter is an outstanding advocate for our community and state, always willing to stand up for what is right. She sponsored HB 574 in 2012. It was signed into law August 2012. This bill prohibits the state from taking personal property owned or used by individuals or ...

Grady deserves re-election for Merrimack

To the Editor: The Sunday Telegraph featured some welcome news: Our state is the first in the nation, rated highest in overall well-being. Some New Hampshire people must be puzzled, since many politicians who are running for office claim that New Hampshire has seriously fallen behind, and they ...

A clear choice for Granite Staters

To the Editor: This election, voters in New Hampshire’s in the First Congressional District once again have a choice between two candidates that we know very well: Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta. The two candidates have faced each other in the same race for the last three ...

Police house check is appreciated My wife and I wanted to convey our thanks and appreciation to Officer Lindbom of the Merrimack Police Department for a job well done, and for exceeding our expectations. We were out of town for a few days recently, and asked the Merrimack Police to perform a ...

Merrimack zoning board should not OK cell tower proposal

To the Editor: The zoning board is considering a petition to allow construction of a 150 foot cellular tower disguised as a pine tree in a residential zoned neighborhood with adjacent wetlands at 121 Joppa Rd in Merrimack. Cellular companies are allowed by law to construct additional towers ...

Proud of hardworking Merrimack High seniors

To the Editor: A group of Merrimack High School seniors recently descended on Davis Road for a Senior Service Day. And what a wonderful visitation it was. They turned to and did a marvelous job raking, yard cleanup and other odd jobs. They even washed windows! In our case, they pulled up the ...

Thank you to the senior class at Merrimack High

Thank you to the senior class at Merrimack High School To the Editor: The Board of Directors of the John O’Leary Adult Community Center Inc., of Merrimack, wishes to thank the senior class of Merrimack High School for their participation in this year’s Senior Service ...

Merrimack Friends & Families thank you

Merrimack Friends & Families thank you To the Editor: Merrimack Friends & Families would like to thank everyone who volunteered or attended the 22nd annual town Easter Egg Hunt at Wasserman Park! We could not have asked for more beautiful weather, and the turnout this year was ...

OPINION Bear and human conflicts in New Hampshire: A need for change

It seems that people in New Hampshire may not be taking the old adage “a fed bear is a dead bear” seriously enough these days. Recent events across the state involving the feeding of bears show a trend that has serious consequences for both communities and bears. In 2006, ...

Merrimack Public Works Week set from May 18-24

Public Works Week set from May 18-24 To the Editor: May 18 through May 24 is Public Works Week and to celebrate the work of the men and women of Public Works, the town of Merrimack is holding various activities. A coloring page contest is being held at the local public schools and is open to ...